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Overview

The OTIS Foundation is a national charity providing retreat accommodation at no cost to people experiencing breast cancer and their loved ones.

The organisation is non-denominational and does not discriminate on the basis of faith, background, race or sexuality. We welcome enquiries from anyone who has experienced breast cancer and feel they would benefit from a stay.

Our Inspiration 

The OTIS Foundation was inspired by Judy Burley (1963 - 2000), a teacher with a passion for social justice who was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 29. She had a vision to deliver the peace, nurturing and comfort she found in nature to others faced with a similar challenge.

See more on the Foundation’s story

Our Vision

To reduce the psychological impact on those living with breast cancer, their families and communities through the provision of a national network of quality retreats provided at no accommodation cost.

Our Mission

To provide sanctuaries to nurture those facing the challenges of living with breast cancer.

Our Unique Gift

Each year, we make close to 4,000 nights retreat accommodation available at no cost to families dealing with the challenges of breast cancer.

Our aim is to provide the gift of time and space in an environment that allows guests to relax, reconnect and take a break away with loved ones in the hope it will reduce the psychological impacts of the disease. We match our guests with available accommodation retreats, suitable to their needs.

Words cannot describe how thankful and humble I feel.  Walking in, it felt like a cloak of serenity was hung around my shoulders.

OTIS Guest – St Jude’s retreat

Our Property Donors

The vast majority of our properties are made available thanks to the generosity of our property owners, who donate time at their property for OTIS guests.

Find out more about donating time at a property.

Our Donations

All donations and fundraising support the cost of covering cleaning and linen expenses, providing the three properties owned by The OTIS Foundation and supporting the Bookings Service we provide.

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Each $50 donation enables us to provide one night retreat accommodation at no cost to those dealing with the challenges of breast cancer.

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